Nawfal W. Istfan, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Medicine

(617) 638-5980
75 E. Newton St Evans Building

Biography

Research expertise includes obesity and insulin resistance in humans; and flow cytometry for cell cycle analysis and measurement of cell proliferation.

Other Positions

  • Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students), Boston University School of Medicine, Division of Graduate Medical Sciences

Education

  • American University of Beirut, MD
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, PhD
  • American University of Beirut, BS

Publications

  • Published on 2/24/2017

    Velazquez A, Apovian CM, Istfan NW. The Complexities of Iron Deficiency in Patients After Bariatric Surgery. Am J Med. 2017 Jul; 130(7):e293-e294. PMID: 28238687.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 9/15/2016

    Apovian CM, Istfan NW. ETHNIC AND RACIAL DISPARITIES IN THE BEHAVIORAL, PHARMACOLOGIC, AND SURGICAL TREATMENT OF OBESITY. Endocr Pract. 2016 11; 22(11):1347-1349. PMID: 27631851.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 9/1/2016

    Apovian CM, Istfan NW. Obesity: Guidelines, Best Practices, New Research. Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am. 2016 Sep; 45(3):xvii-xviii. PMID: 27519142.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 1/6/2016

    Istfan N, Anderson WA, Apovian C, Ruth M, Carmine B, Hess D. Racial differences in weight loss, hemoglobin A1C, and blood lipid profiles after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2016 Aug; 12(7):1329-1336. PMID: 27150343.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 6/1/2015

    Hasson BR, Apovian C, Istfan N. Racial/Ethnic Differences in Insulin Resistance and Beta Cell Function: Relationship to Racial Disparities in Type 2 Diabetes among African Americans versus Caucasians. Curr Obes Rep. 2015 Jun; 4(2):241-9. PMID: 26627219.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 9/26/2013

    Ruth MR, Port AM, Shah M, Bourland AC, Istfan NW, Nelson KP, Gokce N, Apovian CM. Consuming a hypocaloric high fat low carbohydrate diet for 12 weeks lowers C-reactive protein, and raises serum adiponectin and high density lipoprotein-cholesterol in obese subjects. Metabolism. 2013 Dec; 62(12):1779-87. PMID: 24075505.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 10/1/2012

    Port AM, Ruth MR, Istfan NW. Fructose consumption and cancer: is there a connection? Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes. 2012 Oct; 19(5):367-74. PMID: 22922366.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 9/17/2010

    Istfan NW, Anderson WA, Apovian CM, Hess DT, Forse RA. Preoperative weight gain might increase risk of gastric bypass surgery. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2011 Mar-Apr; 7(2):157-64. PMID: 21111687.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 9/1/2009

    Chiang KC, Persons KS, Istfan NW, Holick MF, Chen TC. Fish oil enhances the antiproliferative effect of 1alpha,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 on liver cancer cells. Anticancer Res. 2009 Sep; 29(9):3591-6. PMID: 19667153.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 2/1/2009

    Apovian C, Bigornia S, Cullum-Dugan D, Schoonmaker C, Radziejowska J, Phipps J, Gokce N, Istfan N, Meyers A, Lenders C. Milk-Based Nutritional Supplements in Conjunction With Lifestyle Intervention in Overweight Adolescents. Infant Child Adolesc Nutr. 2009 Feb; 1(1):37-44. PMID: 22347517.

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